Orchard Literary

Orchard Literary is a Manhattan based literary agency that represents a select group of top experts and authors.  In partnership with an award-winning public relations practice, Orchard Literary offers a unique environment for authors to build profiles and find exceptional literary representation.


Ilene Godofsky is a certified health coach, recipe developer, and creator of the popular food blog, THE COLORFUL KITCHEN.  Her healthy and colorful recipes have been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Buzz Feed, Mind Body Green, Elite Daily, Refinery 29, Greatest, TODAY Food, Shape, Fitness, and many more.

Ilene's new book, THE COLORFUL KITCHEN (inspired by her popular blog) has been acquired by BenBella Books -- one of the fastest growing publishers in the United States.  Her forthcoming book will guide readers through easy-to-follow preparations for plant-based recipes, with variations that will make every meal exciting, delicious, and healthy.  It is for people who think vegetables are boring (they won't for long), kale loving carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, and everyone in between.  It is a guide for both seasoned cooks and kitchen newcomers on how to prepare fast, delicious, healthy meals, whether they are cooking for one, two, or twelve.


 Betsy Helmuth, author of BIG DESIGN, SMALL BUDGET

Betsy Helmuth, author of BIG DESIGN, SMALL BUDGET

Betsy Helmuth is the founder and owner of Affordable Interior Design in New York City.  For over a decade, she has provided decorating services to private clients seeking to create gorgeous homes without spending a fortune.   She believes “you don’t need to spend a lot to live in luxury.”  

In her new book, BIG DESIGN, SMALL BUDGET (Skyhorse, 2014), Betsy offers her sought after design wisdom for creating glamorous homes in nine thrifty steps.

Betsy has appeared in Small Room Decorating Magazine, amNY, the Wall Street Journal, The Nest, and on The TODAY Show and HGTV.  She has even been called upon as an expert designer in the popular DIY Network series of shows, “That’s So 80s”, and “That’s So 90s.”

 Dr. Doni reading The Stress Remedy at Whole Foods Market.

Dr. Doni reading The Stress Remedy at Whole Foods Market.

Dr. Doni Wilson ("Dr. Doni") is a nationally celebrated naturopathic doctor and nutritionist who teaches women, men, and children how to make life-changing differences to improve their health using natural approaches. 

In her new book, THE STRESS REMEDY, Dr. Doni discusses how and why we experience stress, its impact on health and wellbeing, and offers expert guidance on how to reduce stress and reclaim heath and happiness.

Dr. Doni has shared her health wisdom on CNN Health, FOX News, Huffington Post Live, WPIX 11 TV, WABC and in ELLE Men, Mind Body Green, and Natural Solutions magazine.

She was recently awarded the New York Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NYANP) Naturopathic Doctor of the Year award, and is well-respected in her field for serving as the President and Executive Director of the NYANP for the past ten years.  

Our Agents:

Lucas Hunt:  Mr. Hunt represents literary and international fiction, travel memoir, music, spirituality, as well as creative and authoritative works of non-fiction. To learn more about Lucas Hunt please click here.

Christina E. Daigneault:  Christina focuses on non-ficton authors in the areas of health, fitness, nutrition, design, fine art, memoir, as well as works by prominent political figures and business executives.  She can be reached at Media (at) OrchardStrategies (dot) com.  To learn more about Christina Daigneault please visit Our Team page.

Submission guidelines:

For fiction, please send a query letter that includes an introduction to the work, a brief synopsis, and author biography. A writing sample from the work may be included in the body of the email. For non-fiction, kindly provide a proposal including all of the above, along with any supplementary information about the project, including the author's credentials for writing the book. We will respond if interested in the work.